Zurich help us to spread Christmas Cheer

hamper and calendarsA big big thank you to the staff at Zurich Insurance company who collected food to make up 20 lovely Christmas hampers for us.

The hampers are being distributed to our 20 oldest members and are part of our winter support visits

We are very grateful to Zurich for these wonderful gifts at this special time of year

Sporting Memories put our Memoirs Group in the news!

sporting memoriesCaring Together’s Memoirs Group have been taking part in the Sporting Memories project recently and this week they have appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“THAT FEELING when Geoff Hurst’s hat trick helped secure victory for England in the 1966 World Cup, the pride when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile or even the excitement when Leeds won the 1957 cup final at Wembley.

Unlocking sporting memories has become a powerful tool to help tackle loneliness, depression and dementia among older people across Yorkshire…………………”  To read the rest of the article click here

National Community Meals Week

This week has been  National Community Meals Week .  A third of all local authorities no longer provide a meals service but Leeds, despite many cuts, is still one of the two thirds that do.

Leeds  Community Meals service has been delivering hot meals for over 40 years. The service supports elderly and vulnerable people in the city and helps them live independently in their own homes. Over 400 meals a day are now delivered in the city.

Call Community Meals Leeds on 0113 247 8577 to find out how you, or someone you care about can start receiving meals. The office is open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.00pm.  Or look here.

Thank you to Harrison & Potter Trust

ready for the offWe are really pleased that Harrison & Potter Trust have awarded us a grant of £5,000 towards our costs for accessible transport.  This is good news for us as transport is a major expense for us – we spent £12,500 on it last year.

This grant will help us to continue to provide subsidised transport to our groups, activities and outings and helps us to make sure that older people who would not be able to attend without transport help can participate in all the things we offer

A big thank you to Harrison & Potter Trust

Fairies visit Caring Together

We were intrigued yesterday when we received messages via Twitter saying fairy wings may be coming our way.

This morning we arrived to find that we had indeed been visited by fairies overnight and they had left us some wonderful gifts!

We are so grateful to @thetwofairies for their gorgeous gifts and the lovely message:

“We couldn’t visit Leeds with saying hi. Thinking about your work makes us soar when we fly”

It’s enough to make us believe in magic!

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People Matters Pop Up Cafe at Woodhouse Community Centre

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Thank you to the group from People Matters who were serving delicious home made Pea and Mint or Carrot and Cheddar soup along with home made bread at their pop up cafe in Woodhouse Community Centre today.  Just the thing for an Autumn Day and for the bargain price of £1.50 too!

The next one is on Tuesday December 2nd and it will be ‘something seasonal’ so  come along to support them and eat a very nice home cooked meal

It will be in the Doreen Tinker Room at Woodhouse Community Centre 11am-1pm